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Fall 2023/2024 | Fall 2022/2023 | Fall 2021/2022 | Fall 2020/2021 | Fall 2019/2020 | Fall 2018/2019

 Fall 2023/2024 Publications

Insane Emperors cover

Insane Emperors, Sunken Cities and Earthquake Machines
by Garrett Ryan
Prometheus Books, Rowman & Littlefield

The Growth Leader cover

The Growth Leader
by Scott K. Edinger
Greenleaf Book Group

Emotional Intelligence Game Changers cover

Emotional Intelligence Game Changers
by Harvey Deutschendorf
Dexterity Books

A Better World, Inc cover

A Better World, Inc
by Alice Korngold
Palgrave MacMillan

The Inclusive Language Field Guide cover

The Inclusive Language Field Guide
by Suzanne Wertheim, PhD
Berret Koehler

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 Fall 2022/2023 Publications

Fred Katz holding his My Road to Remembrance book

John Willig with Fred Katz,
author of My Road to Remembrance

*Amazon Bestseller*

My Road to Remembrance cover

My Road to Remembrance
by Fred Katz
Greenleaf Book Company

A Symphony of Choices cover

A Symphony of Choices
by Gerald Leonard
John Wiley & Sons

The Exceptional Middle Manager cover

The Exceptional Middle Manager
by Jeff Lyon

Solving The Price is Right cover

Solving The Price is Right
by Justin Bergner
Prometheus Books

Dancing with Disruption cover

Dancing with Disruption
by Linda Rosetti
Rowman & Littlefield

The Bruce Lee Code cover

The Bruce Lee Code
by Thomas Lee
Career Press
The Bruce Lee Code  speaker-blue
Tantor Media

What I Learned About Investing from Darwin cover

What I Learned About Investing from Darwin
by Pulak Prasad
Columbia Business School Press

Joy of Agility cover

Joy of Agility
by Joshua Kerievsky
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishers
Joy of Agility  speaker-blue
Recorded Books

Wall Street Journal

How to Lead Your Family Business cover

How to Lead Your Family Business
by Julie Charlestein
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishers

*Gold Medal:*
Non-Fiction Authors Association

The Remarkable Reefs of Cuba cover

The Remarkable Reefs of Cuba
by David Guggenheim, PhD
Prometheus Books

*Experiential Intelligence cover

Experiential Intelligence
by Soren Kaplan
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishersbr> Experiential Intelligence  speaker-blue
Recorded Books

The Peaceful Mind Book of Japanese Logic Puzzles cover

The Peaceful Mind Book of Japanese Logic Puzzles
by Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
Puzzlewright Press, Union Square Publisherss

*"Must Read"*
Next Big Idea Book Club

*28 Days to Save the World cover

28 Days to Save the World
by Dan Purvis
BenBella Publishers

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 Fall 2021/2022 Publications

Freezing Cold Takes NFL cover

Freezing Cold Takes NFL
by Fred Segal
Running Press

Leading an Emotionally Intelligent Life cover

Leading an Emotionally Intelligent Life
by Patrick Kilcarr, Ph.D
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Leading an Emotionally Intelligent Life  speaker-blue
Brilliance/Amazon Publishing

*Light After Loss cover

Light After Loss
by Ashley Davis Bush
Viva Editions, Start Publishing

Beyond the Start Up cover

Beyond the Start Up
by Ralf Specht
Radius Books
Audio edition with Recorded Books

The Bullied Brain cover

The Bullied Brain
by Jennifer Fraser
The Bullied Brain  speaker-blue

Freedom at Work cover

Freedom at Work
by Traci Fenton
BenBella Publishers
Freedom at Work  speaker-blue
Recorded Books

The First Counterspy cover

The First Counterspy
by Kay Haas and Walter Pickut
Lyons Press

John Willig with Walter Pickut holding Walter's new book

John with Walter Pickut,
co-author of The First Counterspy,
at the 2022 ASJA conference

The Game of Innovation cover

The Game of Innovation
by David Cutler

Coach cover

by Justin Spizman
Half Full Books, Abbeyville Publishers

The Connected Leader cover

The Connected Leader
by Karen Hardwick
Post Hill Press

Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, & War Elephants cover

Naked Statues, Fat Gladiators, & War Elephants
by Garrett Ryan
Prometheus Books

*Henry Ford Heritage Foundation*
Book of the Year!

*American Book Fest*
Best History Book 2022

*Amazon Bestseller!*
Tractor Wars cover

Tractor Wars
by Neil Dahlstrom
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishers


Single Women and Money cover

Single Women and Money
by Margaret Price and Jill Gianola
Rowman & Littlefield

Straight Talk cover

Straight Talk,
by Rick Brandon
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishers

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 Fall 2020/2021 Publications

What Success Looks Like cover

What Success Looks Like
by Marck Abraham,
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The Human Cloud cover

The Human Cloud,
by Matthew Mottola and Matthew Coatney
Harper Collins Leadership

Digital Makeover cover

Digital Makeover
by Marie Taillard and Beatrice Collin
John Wiley & Sons

Workplace Jazz cover

Workplace Jazz
by Gerald Leonard
Business Expert Press

*#1 New Release*
on Amazon

Create Amazing cover

Create Amazing
by Greg Graves
Matt Holt Books, BenBella Publishers

*Leadership Alliance*
Best New Leadership Books 2021

Secrets to Happiness at Work cover

Secrets to Happiness at Work
by Tracy Brower

Evil Roman Rulers cover

Evil Roman Rulers
by Phillip Barlag

Overcoming Toxic Emotions cover

Overcoming Toxic Emotions
by Leah Guy
Skyhorse Publishers
Overcoming Toxic Emotions  speaker-blue
Brilliance Audio

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 Fall 2019/2020 Publications

Reimagining Healthcare cover

Reimagining Healthcare
by Tom Koulopoulos
Post Hill Press

Mapping Humanity cover

Mapping Humanity
by Josh Rappaport, PhD
BenBella Books

Alone Against Hitler cover

Alone Against Hitler
by Jack Bray
Prometheus Books, Rowman & Littlefield

Origami City cover

Origami City
by Taro Yaguchi
Workman Publishing

The Resilient Leader cover

The Resilient Leader
by Christine Perakis

Lead with Speed cover

Lead with Speed
by Alan Willet
Career Press

Leading in the Global Matrix cover

Leading in the Global Matrix
by John Futernaught and Marty Seldman
Ben Bella Books

Genius-Level Sudoku cover

Genius-Level Sudoku
by Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
Workman Publishing

The Energy Clock cover

The Energy Clock
by Molly Fletcher

#1 Best New Crisis Management Book
in 2020

Crisis Ready cover

Crisis Ahead
by Edward Segal
Nicholas Brealey/Hachette

The Original Sudoku Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 cover

The Original Sudoku Page-A-Day Calendar 2020
by Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
Workman Publishing

Work Tribes cover

Work Tribes
by Shawn Murphy
HarperCollins Leadership

Star Power cover

Star Power
by Lauren Wright, Ph.D
Routledge/Taylor & Francis

In Defence of Public Service cover

In Defence of Public Service
by Cedric Alexander, PhD
Berret-Koehler Publishers

The Art & Power of Acceptance cover

The Art & Power of Acceptance
by Ashley Davis Bush
Octopus/Hachette UK
Sterling Publishers, US

The Science of Customer Connections cover

The Science of Customer Connections
by Jim Karrh
Career Press/RWW
The Science of Customer Connections  speaker-blue
Brilliance Audio

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 Fall 2018/2019 Publications

Heroes of the Space Age cover

Heroes of the Space Age
by Rod Pyle
Prometheus Books

First on the Moon cover

First on the Moon
by Rod Pyle

Space 2.0 cover

Space 2.0
by Rod Pyle
BenBella Books

Best Business Book

*Amazon 2019*
Best Business Book

The 100X Leader cover

The 100X Leader
by Jeremie Kubicek
John Wiley & Sons

The Future of Design cover

The Future of Design
by Lorraine Justice
Nicholas Brealey/Hachette

PictureLink Puzzles for the Weekend cover

PictureLink Puzzles for the Weekend
by Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
Sterling Publishers

The Hidden Places of World War II cover

The Hidden Places of World War II
by Jerome O'Connor
Lyons Press

Interplanetary Robots cover

Interplanetary Robots
by Rod Pyle
Prometheus Books

*2018 Nautilus Gold Award*
for Best Business Book

Chief Joy Officer cover

Chief Joy Officer
by Richard Sheridan
Audio by PRH   speaker-blue

Safe Haven in America cover

Safe Haven in America
by Michael Wildes
Ankerwycke Books, ABA Publishing

*Amazon #1 New Release*
YA Fiction

Saving Washington cover

Saving Washington
by Chris Formant
Permuted Press/Post Hill Publishers
Saving Washington  speaker-blue
Brilliance Audio

The Parenting Project cover

The Parenting Project
by Amy Alamar & Kristine Schlitling
Fairwinds Press/Quartro

The Laser That's Changing the World cover

The Laser That's Changing the World
by Todd Neff
Prometheus Books

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"I feel the archival nature of the hardcover book solidly argues against it going away — it's permanent, it will be kept and shelved and referred to, it will outlast us all. And when the lights go out, you can fire up a candle and open the book to read and it will work just fine."
 — Chip Kidd, cover designer extraordinaire, Knopf, Random House

"According to a recent Pew Research study, nearly 90% of e-book readers continue to read physical volumes. The two forms seem to serve different purposes. Having survived 500 years of technological upheaval, Gutenberg's invention may withstand the digital onslaught as well. There's something about a crisply printed, tightly bound book that we don't seem eager to let go."
 — Nicholas Carr, "Don't Burn Your Books—Print Is Here to Stay," Wall St. Journal, Jan. 2013

"Good books are friends who are always ready to talk to us."
 — Fortune Cookie Wisdom

"I think in any environment, but perhaps especially places at war, book reading creates a pause from day-to-day life and isolates a reader from their surroundings while they're buried in a book."
 — Janishid Hashimi,
co-founder of the Book Club of Afghanistan

"I looked everywhere for peace, but the only place I could find it was in a corner with a book."
 — Thomas Kempis, (1380-1471) ...with special thanks to the editors at DeCapo, Perseus for their calendar celebrating the 50th anniversary of DeCapo Press

"Writers believe in the patterns their words make which they hope and trust add up to ideas, to stories, to truth."
 — Julian Barnes, author of Levels of Life and other precious gifts

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do."
 — Thomas Jefferson

"The best book, like the best speech, will do it all — make you laugh, think, cry and cheer — preferably in that order."
 — Madeleine Albright, Author and former Secretary of State

"Publishers don't just print books, they develop them. Without the invaluable dialogue between author and editor, many books would never be worth reading. Discussions of e-book economics often neglect the cost of this development."
 — Michael Fine, New York Times

"Writing is something of a paradox; it is a solitary passion, yet its success invariably depends on the insights, support, hard work, and enthusiasm of other people."
 — Michael Panzner, Financial Armageddon, 2007, one of the first authors and books to correctly predict 'The Great Recession'

You founded a publishing house for artists...why?

"It's a way of exploring. Editing is not unlike the movies. The best books, just like the best movies, are a collaboration. They're only as good as the compromises made between the artists involved."
 — Viggo Mortensen, Time Magazine, Dec. 29th 2008

"Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing — education is the progressive discovery of our ignorance."
 — Will Durant

"The industry does follow trends to pursue growth, but when it comes to acquisitions, methods have not changed much in hundreds of years, says Al Greco, a professor of marketing at Fordham University. It's the way this business has run since 1640 that is when 1,700 copies of the 'Bay Psalm Book' were published in the colonies. It was a gamble and they guessed right because it sold out of the print run. And ever since then, it has been a crap shoot."
 — NY Times, May 13, 2007, The Great Mystery: Making a Best Seller

"When you sell someone a book, you don't sell him twelve ounces of paper, and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life."
Christopher Morley with thanks to SquareOne Publishers for their bookmark

"Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up."
Stephen King

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books."
 — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Two things have always been true about the book publishing world: everyone who is in it loves to complain about it, and there is always someone, somewhere, who wants to get into it."
(from The Impossible Business, Ken Auletta, New Yorker Magazine)

"The right information at the right time is nine-tenths of any battle."
 — Abraham Lincoln

"It really is a complete gamble. All you have to go on is your instinct and my feeling is if you are going to gamble, you might as well gamble big."
Jonathan Karp, Twelve Publishers, Publishers Weekly

Mr.Sterling (publisher for Holt & Co.) says he agrees that book publishing, for all its planning, remains a roll of the dice. "I still marvel that despite everything we do, we just don't know. It's the wonderful thing and the agonizing thing about the business."
Wall Street Journal, Oct. 16, 2006

"I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and look at it, until it begins to shine."
Emily Dickinson

"Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white paper are the soul laid bare."
Guy de Maupassant

"You can't give a Website as a gift."
Susan Bolotin, Workman Publishers editor in chief in The Lonely Stand of Print Reference in Publishers Weekly


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